FanDuel West Virginia Launches Online Sportsbook With Scientific Games

  • Scientific Games and FanDuel have partnered to launch the first online sportsbook in West Virginia.
  • The online sportsbook will use the OpenBet engine from Scientific Games to power this new betting site.

CHARLESTON, W. VA. — West Virginia sports bettors will have a new site to begin betting with as FanDuel and Scientific Games have announced that they’ve partnered to launch the first online sportsbook in the state.

FanDuel has been live in West Virginia since 2019 and will bring bettors in the state a new site that uses the OpenBet engine from Scientific Games OpenSports platform.

This sports gambling platform OpenBet is used worldwide in Flutter Entertainment for entities in Europe like BetFair and Paddy Power. Traces of OpenBet can also be found in Sportsbet Australia.

“We are excited to roll out our next generation sportsbook technology throughout the United States, starting with West Virginia," said Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group. "Our global sports betting platform will offer customers an unrivaled betting experience and will cement FanDuel's place as America's number one sportsbook."

The United States sports betting market continues to lure in more international businesses as they prepare for the economy to boom. In West Virginia, this FanDuel backed online betting site gives sports bettors another quality and trusted sportsbook to play at as the betting menu for residents in the state continues to expand.

“Jordan Levin, Group CEO, Digital at Scientific Games, said: “Going live with FanDuel’s new sportsbook is a truly landmark moment in our rich history of servicing Flutter Entertainment brands. Utilizing OpenSports technology is a game changer for FanDuel and will introduce a new way of betting for its customers. Our dedicated team has been extremely agile and flexible, providing the operator with excellent service in West Virginia.”

Scientific Games and Flutter Entertainment have been in partnership for over 20 years bringing some of the best online sportsbooks to many countries worldwide.

As more companies start to see the opportunities the US betting economy can provide expect even more companies to start launching USA online gambling in West Virginia especially as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the US.